Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth and his wife Joy were involved in an injury traffic crash on Tuesday evening.
Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth and his wife Joy were involved in an injury traffic crash on Tuesday evening on Interstate 71 North near the Lodi exit, 40 miles south of the City of Cleveland.
Sheriff Stanforth was driving his wife’s 2011 Jeep Compass and lost control during torrential rainfall as it went through the northern part of Ohio. As he retained control of the vehicle, he was struck from behind by another vehicle resulting in injuries to the Stanforths and the driver of the other vehicle.
All three were transported from the scene by ambulance to the Lodi Community Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Sheriff Stanforth and his wife were later released.
The Stanforths were traveling to Cleveland Clinic to make a pastoral visit with a Fayette County family.
Sheriff Stanforth’s wife is the pastor of the Waterloo Church located in northern Fayette County.
While home recuperating, the Sheriff extends his appreciation to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Medina County Sheriff’s Office, the Lodi Community Hospital staff, and the numerous first responders to the crash scene.